Security Alerts Archive

Increased Robbery, Carjacking Reported

Posted Monday, June 29, 2020 | Safety Prevention, Preventative Security Advisory | Permalink to this post

I wanted to send out this Safety Advisory as we have received reports of carjacking’s and robberies occurring around Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Woodbury. This information was passed along from the St. Paul Police department, along with other social media post and staff. It is a mixture of robberies and carjacking’s from a majority of teen groups. The reports state that they are obstructing traffic and using fake weapons as fear tactics.

Safety Tips:

  • Always park in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave valuables in sight, always take valuables with you.
  • Do not leave your garage door opener in sight.
  • If there is debris or an obstruction in the middle of the road, do not stop to move it. Drive around the obstruction or reverse course.
  • Contact security for a safety walk from your car to the building and vice versa.
  • Have your keys in your hands as you walk to your vehicle and be prepared to quickly enter your vehicle.
  • Always keep your doors locked.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not sit in your vehicle with the doors unlocked.

Our campus is a very safe place. Our security team is here to assist you with any safety or security needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to call! Security will be increasing CCTV exterior patrol along with increased foot patrols around our university.

Any security needs, concerns, and safety walks, please call 651-775-0444 or from any Metropolitan State University phone, ext. 1717. Please save these numbers in your phones.

BOLO: Jermayl Dantzler

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Preventative Security Advisory | Permalink to this post

This notification is to serve as a BOLO—Be On the Look Out—for Jermayl Dantzler. Mr. Dantzler is a community member and has been involved in past and recent violations of our policies. Mr. Dantzler most recently was removed from St. John’s Hall earlier today. He is no longer on the campus but is a high risk for returning to campus.

Below is BOLO for Mr. Dantzler. If seen, please do not approach, contact 9-1-1 and campus security (651-793-1717, or 1717 from desk phone) immediately. We are working with the St. Paul Police Department on this case.

Images of Jermayl Dantzler
  • Name: Jermayl Dantzler
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 330
  • DOB: 09/2/1986
  • Actions: Violent Behavior, Destruction of property
  • Trespass: 1 Year
  • Summary: Jermayl Dantzler has a history of violent behavior against the community and aggressive actions towards staff and security.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Preventative Security Advisory | Permalink to this post

As we have already seen, we are diving quickly into the slip, trip, fall season known as Minnesota Winter! If at anytime you are on campus and notice any slippery areas, please let security know! We do not mind throwing some salt down to prevent these!

Here are a couple different “steps” you can take as well! (Get it…steps…)

1. Anticipate ice – Pavement that appears to be wet may actually be black ice. Approach it with caution. A drop in temperature of just a few degrees can cause melted ice/snow to refreeze, making surfaces particularly slick.

2. Keep your hands free – Having your hands in your pockets decreases your balance and prevents you from breaking your fall if you slip. In fact, extending your arms out to the sides can significantly improve balance. Be sure to wear gloves or mittens for warmth and keep those arms free!

3. Take slow, short steps – Take the time to plant your feet securely with each deliberate step. Grab onto a railing or other sturdy fixture for extra security.

4. Improve your center of gravity – Increase your stability by pointing your feet slightly outward and keeping your body weight directly over your feet as much as possible.

5. Wear proper footwear – Shoes with grooved rubber soles that allow the entire surface of the foot to come in contact with the ground are safest.

6. Land safely – If you do slip, try to avoid landing on your tailbone, which can be particularly painful and slow to heal. Falling onto a fleshy part of your body, such as your side, is best if you can control it.